On the road to Gundagai, hoping for a special star

By John Elder
Updated December 12 2015 - 12:46am, first published December 27 2010 - 11:02am

ON THE Hume Highway, travelling north, where the road leaves the flatlands of Victoria and climbs and dives amid the bouldered sheep country of southern NSW, the sun takes a long time to die. Long after it's gone, a red glow lingers upon the grasses and the trees and the windscreens of the cars laden with children and gifts.

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